McDonough County Health Department

Focus for Next Five Years
6:15 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Health Priorities Identified for McDonough County

The McDonough County Health Department is required to complete a local health needs assessment once every five years.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

A recently completed health needs assessment identified four areas for improvement.

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Scores and Violations Detailed
3:36 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Restaurant Inspection Scores Available Online

Restaurant inspections are scored out of 100
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McDonough County restaurant inspection scores are once again available online -- though they're not on the McDonough County Health Department's website.

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Shop Talk – December 16
12:46 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Vague Info from a Public Agency

The McDonough County Health Department told reporters they would need to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain information about why the agency temporarily closed a restaurant in Macomb.

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Guadalajara Temporarily Closed
6:30 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Health Dept. Quiet About Failed Restaurant Inspections

The notice of closure posted by the health department was the only information given directly to the public
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Guadalajara Bar and Grill on East Jackson St. in Macomb was closed for 72-hours over the weekend after failing a surprise, routine health inspection Thursday.

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5:57 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Vaccinations Available Ahead of Peak of Flu Season

According to the CDC flu vaccines are readily available this year.
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Flu shots are recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months and especially encouraged for children, the elderly, and pregnant women.

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10:12 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Dental Clinic in Works for McDonough County

The McDonough County Health Department (right) purchased the abandoned church (left) to be torn down and become the future home of a dental clinic.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

It’s been about 18 months since the EagleView dental clinic in Macomb closed. Since then, Medicaid recipients have been without a dental provider in McDonough County.

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New Budget Starts in December
4:41 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Health Dept. Wants More Money from McDonough County

McDonough County Health Department
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

McDonough County reduced its funding to the Health Department in 2010.

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Mosquito Borne Virus
11:03 am
Sun October 12, 2014

McDonough County Still Testing For West Nile

Business Insider found mosquitoes as deadliest animal.

Even though the weather is getting cooler, the McDonough County Health Department is still on the lookout for West Nile Virus.

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Seminar on SHOP Marketplace
12:28 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace Open to Small Businesses

A doctor's office
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Small business owners and nonprofits in west central Illinois are invited to attend a free brown bag lunch event from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Thursday, September 11, at the McDonough County Health Department.

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Ticks Prevalent This Time Of Year
4:25 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

McDonough County Identified As Tick-Populated

Ticks are found in forests and areas of tall grass
Credit Frannie Smith / Tri-States Public Radio News

People are not the only ones who take advantage of the outdoors in the summer. Ticks flock the many hiking trails, camping grounds, and fishing spots throughout the area.

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